GII to launch report on dangers of Double Tax Agreements

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The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) would launch a report on the ‘Dangers of Double Tax Agreements (DTAs) in Financing Development in Ghana: A Case Study of South Africa and the United Kingdom.’

The GII, the Ghana chapter of Transparency International, would launch the report on December 21, 2021, in Accra.

The study was a collaboration between the GII, and Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA) with support from Open Society Foundation (OSF), Mrs Linda Ofori-Kwafo, GII Executive Director, stated in a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Tema.

The GII noted that the study was aimed at demystifying the policy logic behind the increased signing of various tax treaties in Africa when some of the existing agreements have been a subject of abuse.

The study was also aimed at emphasizing the need to adopt a harmonized DTA model when necessary which would take into consideration the diversities of African economies.

The overall objective of the launch, according to the GII was to create a platform for the dissemination of the findings of the study and to give opportunity for key stakeholders to further appreciate the implications of the existing DTAs.

The launch of the study would also be used to obtain commitments from key stakeholders on the implementation of the recommendations from the report.

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